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Production milestones, roll-outs, test flights, service introduction and other milestones.
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Unread post13 Aug 2013, 04:32

"Photo of the day: U.S. Marine Corps test pilot Capt. Michael Kingen releases an inert 500-pound GBU-12 from F-35B Lightning II aircraft BF-1 Aug. 1 over the Atlantic Test Ranges at Patuxent River, Md. Kingen is part of the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Naval Air Station Patuxent River where the team tests and evaluates the F-35B short takeoff and vertical landing and F-35C carrier variants. (Photo courtesy Lockheed Martin)"

http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fu ... 48FBB8FC1D
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Unread post13 Aug 2013, 14:39

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Unread post18 Aug 2013, 16:29

With that for bait they should yield enough for a squadron cookout! :cheers:
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Unread post18 Aug 2013, 17:52

Hmm...it doesn't look like the pilot is wearing the original helmet or the Typhoon-derived one. Does anyone have an idea what crews are using these days?
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Unread post18 Aug 2013, 20:25

Use the zoom function of your browser when the original one is opened with your browser. This is what I see....
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Unread post18 Aug 2013, 21:35

The new helmets (the BAE and VSI ones) have not flown in F-35s yet.
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Unread post18 Aug 2013, 21:49

I forgot - perhaps the white helmet used by the sailors when they 'go to sea' is confusing? Here is some info:

http://www.f-16.net/index.php?name=PNph ... &start=165

WHITE HMDS II: http://www.f-16.net/attachments/fredswh ... ii_454.jpg
http://www.f-16.net/attachments/hmdssldinfo_101.png
http://www.f-16.net/attachments/066_542.jpg
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http://www.f-16.net/index.php?name=PNph ... &start=150
I'll post all the white helmet photos URLs on this thread below: (above photo included and enhanced)
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http://www.f-16.net/attachments/f_35bwasphelmet_104.jpg
http://www.f-16.net/attachments/f_35bwa ... ed_124.jpg
http://www.f-16.net/attachments/f_35bwa ... nt_698.jpg
http://www.f-16.net/attachments/f_35bhe ... fo_962.jpg
http://www.f-16.net/attachments/f_35bhe ... o2_125.jpg
http://www.f-16.net/attachments/f_35bpi ... 21_184.png
http://www.f-16.net/attachments/hmdsiiw ... 11_973.jpg
http://www.f-16.net/attachments/hmdsiiw ... 01_144.jpg
http://www.f-16.net/attachments/2619211 ... ot_518.jpg
http://www.f-16.net/attachments/f_35b_s ... ed_118.jpg
http://www.f-16.net/attachments/f_35bre ... um_535.jpg

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Unread post19 Aug 2013, 22:35

WHITE HMDS II at sea again - screenshot from new video Aug 2013 - also posted here:

http://www.f-16.net/f-16_forum_viewtopi ... rt-15.html
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